Covid-19 Response

Preferred Building Services is committed to helping our clients and employees prepare for re-entry amid COVID-19. The following information provides guidance on our modified cleaning frequencies and enhanced protocols and procedures to ensure tenant and employee safety.

Self-Certify Prior to Shift

Prior to starting a shift, each employee will self-certify to their supervisor that they:

  • Have no signs of a fever or a measured temperature above degrees or greater, a cough, or trouble breathing within the past 24 hours.
  • Have not had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19. “Close contact” means living in the same household as a person who has tested positive for COVID- 19, caring for a person who has tested positive for COVID- 19, being within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for about 15 minutes, or coming in direct contact with secretions (e.g., sharing utensils, being coughed on) from a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, while that person was symptomatic.
  • Have not been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by their doctor or a local public health official. Employees exhibiting symptoms or unable to self-certify should be directed to leave the work site and seek medical attention and applicable testing by their health care provider. They are not to return to the work site until cleared by a medical professional.

Rules to go By

  • No handshaking
  • Wash hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol
  • Each jobsite should have COVID-19 safety guidelines and hand washing instructions.
  • A “No Congregation” policy is in effect; individuals must implement social distancing by maintaining a minimum distance of 6-feet from other individuals.
  • Avoid face to face meetings – critical situations requiring in-person discussion must follow social distancing.
  • All individual work crew meetings/tailgate talks should be held outside and follow social distancing.
  • Please keep all crews a minimum of 6’ apart at all times to eliminate the potential of cross contamination.
  • At each job briefing/toolbox talk, employees are asked if they are experiencing any symptoms, and are sent home if they are.

Work Site Risk Prevention Practices

  • All Employees are required to come to work wearing a face covering.
  • Employees will be supplied PPE including, as appropriate, a standard face mask, gloves, and eye protection.
  • If employees are using a machine or vehicle where they are not sure if they were the last person to operate, they will wipe down the handles with disinfectant prior to use, and upon completion of work usage.
  • In instances where it is possible, workers should maintain separation of 6′ from each other, per CDC guidelines.
  • Multi-person activities will be limited where feasible.
  • Large gathering places on the site, such as shacks and break areas, will be eliminated: instead, small break areas will be used, with seating limited to ensure social distancing.

Routine Cleaning

Surfaces touched most frequently will be prioritized for routine cleaning because these surfaces can be reservoirs for germs and exposure pathways; contact with these surfaces can lead to disease transmission.

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